Ralph and Piggy are on the beach after surviving a plane crash is the middle of the Atlantic ocean. They find a conch and use it to call any other surviviors to their location.
"-a conch; ever so expensive" (Golding, 7)
All of the boys, after being inspired by the sense of duty that Ralph created, rush to create a pillar of smoke to be rescued.
"A fire! Make a fire!" (Golding, 22)
Jack feels the urge to kill and eat meat and enjoy it for the first time; Jack goes mad for the first time. He is hunting alone, the only one that likes the savagery yet.
" a castanet sound, seductive, maddening-the promise of meat" (49)
This is the first major conflict between characters in the book. Jack kills a pig and the fire goes out while a ship sailed on the horizon. Piggy whines, causing Jack to punch him out of anger. Half of Piggy's glasses broke, leaving only one lens to start the fire.
"You let the fire go out" (69)
"There was a ship" (70)
"I cut the pig's throat" (69)
Chapter 5 begins with Ralph walking on the beach and thinking to himself. He now begins to become a "thinker" , and declares what the boys need: an assembly of business; to set things straight for the first time in their history.
"he fell into that strange mood of speculation"(78) "We need an assembly"(78)
This is the first sign of the adult world on the island. The pilot landing here is important because when a pilot is downed, a search party will be sent to rescue the soldier. The pilot's death represents the end of the road, and the inaguration of the lord of the flies.
"sudden bright explosion and a corkscrew trail across the sky...a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute" (95)